The Patriot

Conflict Theory provides an assumption that society will always be in a different state due to the competition for limited resources.

  • This concept relates to the movie as one can see that from the film, the slave masters are wealthy and have power over slaves who are seen as less worthy individuals in society.
  • The slave master suppresses the slaves in any way possible to benefit from the available resources (The Patriot, 2000). The slave s work tirelessly in the fields, but it is their masters who get all the benefits.
  • Slaves live in dilapidated areas but when their master wanted to protect his children, he sends them in the house of his slaves, and that shows that even if the master is aware that his children could receive protection in slave houses than letting them say in his home.
  • There is also class conflict in which the poor and the rich have a different opinion about each other. In the movie, slave masters believe that the slaves should not enjoy quality life but work in the fields thus suppressing them (The Patriot, 2000)
  • On the other hand, slaves think that their masters are arrogant as they fail to notice that slaves are also human beings who deserve dignity.

Bureaucracies involve complex organizations that have strict rules and hierarchical authority structure that aims at maximizing efficiency.

  • Slaves are not as wealthy as their masters wealthy. Their master

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